Holiday in Malta, Day 8

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 My last day in Malta! Although my plane wasn't until 20:35, I didn't want to go anywhere too far away in case there was a problem with buses or something, so we decided we'd visit Marsaskala again, like we did on my first day. Before that though, I went for another walk around Birżebbuġa, because I was curious about wha the big red container ship was doing out in the bay, and I hadn't really explored that end of »

Holiday in Malta, Day 7

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 My last full day in Malta, and it was a lazy one – I got up late, and didn't really go anywhere adventurous, instead opting to go to Marsaxlokk again for lunch with my parents. Before that, though, I went for a walk around Birżebbuġa since I'd not really explored it much yet. Walk done, I headed to Marsaxlokk, and this time got off the bus a little earlier so I could walk along more of the waterfront. That's it, really, »

Holiday in Malta: Day 6

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Even though it's not really a fishing village, lots of people in Birżebbuġa own boats. The town is pretty small and quiet, so if you're after somewhere like that, I'd recommend it for a holiday. From around the start of April, the weather starts getting comfortably warm; before that it can be quite cold even when the sky is cloudless. As mentioned in the previous post, today's destination is Rabat. I'd been told that it was originally the capital of »

Holiday in Malta: Day 5

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 The weather forcast for today was not promising, but fortunately it wasn't accurate either – the sun was out and the wind was pretty mild, so all in all the temperature was quite pleasant. The landlord of my parents' flat works at the Għar Dalam caves and he'd arranged to get us in for free, but since the caves don't open until 10:30 we went to have breakfast at the local café in Birżebbuġa. I didn't get much, so once »

Holiday in Malta: Day 4

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 The long bus journeys of the previous day gave me plenty of time to peruse the Holiday Bus Map and decide where to go next. Holiday Bus Map Ta'Qali crafts village sounded interesting, so that was today's destination. As the map shows, there's no direct bus from Birżebbuġa so I had to go via Valletta, which thankfully didn't really take too long. The weather forecast for the day looked promising, and turned out to be mostly accurate: warm, with occasional »

Holiday in Malta: Day 3

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 My destination for today was Għardira, the beach resort in Mellieħa, and being almost at the other end of the island from the flat, it was a two-hour bus ride away. Before I set off, I made myself a packed lunch and grabbed a bottle of Kinnie, a 'bittersweet soft drink made from oranges and aromatic herbs', native to Malta. As the bus topped the hill in Mellieħa and descended towards the beach resort, I began to have my doubts »

Holiday in Malta: Day 2

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 This post, and most of the others in this series from now on, will be a little more image-heavy than Day 1's Despite waking up fairly early – around 8 local time – I didn't get out of bed for quite a while, instead enjoying the lack of pressure to be anywhere at a particular time. The flat, like many in Malta (and I suppose other hot places), has a flat roof upon which one may enjoy the sun, as my parents »

Holiday in Malta: Day 1

Posts in this series: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 On Sunday the 24th of March I left England for a seven day trip to Malta. It was the first proper holiday I'd taken in around 20 years and naturally, since photography is my hobby, I took a camera: my Fuji X-E1 and the Fuji XF 35mm f⁄1.4 lens. I also have an X100 and the 18–55 lens, but I took only the 35 for two reasons: first as a sort of experiment, to see if I »